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Shiaght Laa 30th January 2020

Shiaght Laa

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 - 25 minutes

Manx Radio's weekly programme looking at Manx life from a different angle, exploring the historical, social, linguistic and academic issues. Laa'l Breeshey, St Bride's or St Bridget's Day, falls on 1st February, but the eve of her feast day was very important in the Island's practise of folk ritual. We hear about Breeshey and the customs associated with her with the help of Ruth Keggin and Breesha Maddrell of Culture Vannin. Laa'l Moirrey ny Gainle is the Manx name for the Christian celebration of Candlemas, which falls on 2nd February. Mera Royle plays a tune associated with the day.

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